Jenn No, not really. More like Stephanie Plum meets George Lass. (Stephanie Plum is by Janet Evanovich and George Lass is from Dead Like Me.)
Randy Gardner It is more of a combination of Dead Like Me and Constantine. The first book is not quite up to the quality of Charlaine Harris writing but for a fist novel it isn't too bad. A bit less coherent on the story line than Charlaine's work. IMHO
Angela I do not think it is fair to compare different authors with each other. I enjoy greatly reading Sookie Stackhouse but I also love Harry Dresden and the first 5 Anita Blakes. I just started this book and so far like the writing style and characters.